Today, Snotty Nose Rez Kids share a new track and video from their forthcoming new full-length album, Trapline (out May 10th). Inspired by Canada’s dark, and often untold, history with the Indigenous people, I Can’t Remember My Name serves as an anthem for the “7th Generation” rising. Listen to the track and watch the video – created with JUNO-nominated director, Ben Knechtel (Carly Rae Jepsen, Scott Helman) – here.
“I Can’t Remember My Name suggests we are lost and don’t understand our position in this new world, but the lyrics tell the opposite,” Snotty Nose Rez Kids explain. “Instead of being consumed by society, we preserve everything that makes us Indigenous by staying true to ourselves through all the bullshit.”
“Working with SNRK was such a dope experience,” reflects Knechtel. “I’m honoured that they trusted me with the visual for I Can’t Remember My Name. I’ve never seen a group that can have such hype energy while simultaneously sharing important stories for the culture. The concept really centers around the broken double-sided mirror that we made. The concept of Quinton and Darren fragmented by the shattered glass as we see glimpses of Indigenous dancers in beautiful, vibrant regalia gave me chills on set. I knew we were making something special. A powerful reminder to never forget your roots and embrace where you came from.”
Trapline brings about a refreshing energy and new sound for the group while continuing to display their blend of trap beats with a woven lyricism that challenges Indigenous stereotypes, and assert their place in the hip-hop landscape. Coinciding with the release, SNRK will embark on the Trapline Tour Pt. 1, which kicks off in May, and includes debut performances in Europe, along with Canadian dates from coast to coast. Full details can be found below and tickets are available here.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids are the combined talents of Yung Trybez and Young D, hailing from the Haisla Nation, ‘The People of the Snow.” Their music is best described as thought-provoking club bangers, and their live shows prove it – audiences will dance and sweat, but they’ll leave with new knowledge.
Formed by Trybez and D in 2016, Snotty Nose Rez Kids was born out of a life-long friendship between the two emcees, growing up together, and deciding on music as their outlet for expression. SNRK dropped two albums in 2017: their debut self-titled LP, and The Average Savage, just nine months later. Snotty Nose Rez Kids set the stage for establishing the duo as hard-hitting lyricists tackling rich subject matter. Garnering fans from all over, SNRK began touring and proving they were not only talented musicians but true entertainers, with their energy-filled performances creating a quick demand for them in B.C.
Their follow-up, The Average Savage, took them to new lengths. In 2018, they toured Canada, the U.S. and Australia in support of the album, while their single, Savages, spent over 20 weeks on the Indigenous Music Countdown. The album landed them a nomination for Best Hip Hop Album at the Indigenous Music Awards, a win for Best Hip Hop Artist at the Western Canadian Music Awards, a place on the Short List for the Polaris Music Prize, and a JUNO nomination for Indigenous Music Album of the Year.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
May 8 – The Slaughtered Lamb – London, UK
May 9 – The Walrus – Brighton, UK
May 10 – The Green Door Store – Brighton, UK
May 19 – New Skool Rules – Rotterdam, Netherlands
May 21 – Commonwealth Bar – Calgary, AB
May 22 – 99Ten – Edmonton, AB
May 23 – Amigos Cantina – Saskatoon, SK
May 24 – Reflections – Halifax, NS
May 25 – Rock House – St. John’s, NL
May 30 – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, BC
June 1 – Zoo Kitimat – Kitimat, BC
June 7 – Capital Ballroom – Victoria, BC
June 15 – Yonge Dundas Square – Toronto, ON
June 20 – Old Market Square – Winnipeg, MB
June 21 – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC